Castro of the Three Rivers
Description: Castro dos Três Rios is located in Parada de Gonta (Tondela, Viseu), in Beira Alta Region, Center of Portugal. -The project aims to carry out a detailed study of the archaeological site, with a view to clarifying fundamental questions, such as the definition of its chronological features, and the way in which its occupation evolved in historical transition moments. -With regard to the archaeological site configuration, the project aims to identify the limits of the ancient settlement, as well as housing structures, with a view to reconstituting its architectural plan as complete as possible, as well as the definition of sectors of greater archaeological potential, for purposes of safeguarding heritage.
Type of Work: At the archaeological site, the group of volunteers will be divided in two teams, each being responsible for excavating an area of 16m2. Always accompanied and guided by the director archaeologist and his monitors, each team will carry out, with scientific rigor, all stages of field work, namely, excavation, field records system, treatment and study of the data obtained.
Study Theme: During the work camp, the volunteers will learn archaeological excavation techniques (how to use digging tools; how to interpret the excavated area; how to record field data); methods for prospecting and identifying archaeological sites; treatment system (ceramic washing), inventory (classification criteria, pottery drawing) and study of archaeological artifacts.
Accommodation: -The accommodation will be provided in a local association, equipped with bathrooms, kitchen and internet; -Daily meals will be provided by the host institution. -Breakfast, snack or supper will also be provided by the association.
Approximate Location: The parish of Parada de Gonta is located in the municipality of Tondela, district of Viseu. Located in the region of Dão-Lafões, the parish has about 754 inhabitants.